Man killed in crash on Route 9

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Free­man staff

HYDE PARK >> A man was killed in a one-ve­hi­cle crash on U.S. Route 9, town po­lice said Thurs­day.

Po­lice said they re­ceived sev­eral calls about 1:25 p.m. Wed­nes­day re­port­ing a crash that had oc­curred be­tween Scenic Drive and Ledges Drive. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion found a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ing south on Route 9 had crossed into the on­com­ing lane, left the road, struck a rock wall, struck a tree and caught fire, po­lices said.

The male driver, who was alone in the ve­hi­cle, was killed, po­lice said. They said a pre­lim­i­nary iden­ti­fi­ca­tion was made at the scene but that his iden­tity was be­ing with­held pend­ing a de­ter­mi­na­tion by the Dutchess County Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice.

The Hyde Park and Fairview fire de­part­ments ini­tially re­sponded and ex­tin­guished the fire, while the Roo­sevelt Fire De­part­ment re­sponded later to as­sist with the re­cov­ery of the driver, po­lice said.

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